We formed early in 2000 as Blackpool's first Community School of Samba, with funding assistance from Blackpool Challenge Partnership, Blackpool Borough Council and Blackpool Town Centre Forum Ltd. We have since received financial support from the North West Arts Board, and Grassroots, Community Foundation for Lancashire, in 2010.
We have long known intuitively about the
health benefits of drumming, but now it's official (and a compelling
reason for you to join the band!):
What people have said about Poco Loco:
"Poco Loco performed at Highbury
Stadium for a community event and were fantastic. They entertained the
crowd with some superb samba sounds which went down a treat with all
"Poco Loco's infectious sound,
vibrant samba beat, colourful costumes and professional approach were
one of the highlights of Poulton Gala. They bring real excitement to any
party and we look forward to them coming back!"
"Poco Loco gave a fabulous
performance for us during the UK Corporate Games Grand Parade of
Athletes. The whole band were bright, enthusiastic and terrific
musicians who really lit up our flagship event. We would be happy to
recommend them to others and we will hopefully get the chance to work
with them again in the future."
"I would like to take this
opportunity to thank you and your team for the excellent entertainment
you provided for the Olympic torch relay. A quote from the event
"It was the Family Fun Day in St.
Johnís Square in aid of the Friends of St. Johnís School, July 7th
2012. The sunís shining Ė and whatís that sound? Such a compelling
beat, full of life and fun Ė itís Poco Loco! Look at the crowds
enjoying the samba rhythms, moving to the beat. They really pulled in
the crowds, and after a short break they were back again, this time a
larger crowd gathered.
"Local Samba band Poco Loco helped us to
celebrate in style. At the end of a creative week celebrating Rio de
Janerio, the children and staff at Norbreck Academy donned their
headdresses and took part in an exciting carnival. Poco Loco provided
fantastic music which really captured the theme. Their interaction with
the children was superb and many children had the opportunity to play
alongside the band. It was a wonderful sight to see the children dancing
back to their classrooms following the band around the school. At the
end of the day the parents enjoyed a treat too when Poco Loco performed.
"Poco Loco have brightened our galas for the past few years and we have booked them again for this year. They are reliable, punctual and professional.